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Present simple

1. a general fact

p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) We use the present simple to talk about a general fact.
p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) ex : truth, a proverb

(ex) The Sun rises in the east.
(ex) The Earth goes round the Sun.

 

2. a present state of affairs

p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) We use the present simple to talk about a present state of affairs.

(ex) What do you do? I work for IBM.
(ex) She lives in the suburbs. (Don't forget the s)

 

3. habitual actions

p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) When something happens all the time or repeatedly like habitual actions,
We use the present simple.

(ex) I come at 6 o'clock every evening.
(ex) How many times do you go to a cinema a week?

 

4. future

p_yellow.gif (104 bytes) We use the present the present simple to talk about future timetables.

(ex) He starts for Sydney tomorrow evening.  
(= He will start for Sydney tomorrow evening.)

 


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